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Welcome back to Term 2!

Ava Szabo – Principal

Kia ora Koutou et te whānau.

Welcome back to school as we begin Term 2. I hope the school holidays provided some well-deserved rest and relaxation for you all.  School holidays are always a great time to catch up with family and friends.  If, like me, you stayed home over the break I hope you found some backyard sunshine to enjoy.

The holiday period is always a busy time for schools as we get some of the big jobs done that cannot be completed when we are all onsite.

At the High School, we were able to clear the enormous blackberry patch that had started to take over our green space. This was a large amount of work that took two days to complete.  Have a look at the photos, what a difference this has made!

We have also finally been able to re-surface our staff carpark at Waddington Drive.  This is a fantastic improvement giving all our staff a space to park each day and not get stuck in the mud during the wet winter months.

Each year we participate in the ANZAC Day wreath laying ceremony at the Lower Hutt Cenotaph along with several other Lower Hutt schools.  This is a time for commemoration and remembrance for so many. This year, our wreath was laid by two of our Yr11 ākonga: Patira Scanlon and Kalen James. Thank you both so much for your mahi.

I would also like to welcome Venice Kho to our staff this term. Venice joins us as a Teacher Aide in the 6-9 area of Primary.

I wish you all a good first week and look forward to seeing you all at school.

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